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The Rothschild House

418 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6629
+1 360-379-8076
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A must do attraction

A small but beautifully presented museum that evokes the history of Port Townsend and one family... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Peter B
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
2 story building with a lot of history

A great quick visit into the pages of history, enjoy! Locals volunteer to man the place with a lot... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Bennette S
,
Port Townsend, Washington
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Step through the kitchen door of the Rothschild House and step back to the 1800's. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor Streets in uptown Port Townsend, the Rothschild House has been left as the family remembered it from its early years. As such, it is a surprisingly accurate reflection of our culture 100 years ago. The children's room looks like the children have just stepped out for a few minutes. The parlor waits for visiting callers. Outside, the roses of earlier generations still bloom; the herbs still rise in the springtime. Jefferson County Historical Society offers walking tours of Port Townsend's historic uptown. This tour, covering the "Moral High Ground," the genteel district up on the bluff in this once-notorious seaport, starts from the Rothschild House every Sunday at 2 pm, June through September. Please call ahead to ensure your reservation. The Rothschild House is managed by Jefferson County Historical Society. The JCHS staffs the house, while Washington State Parks provides maintenance and oversight.
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May 15, 2018
“A must do attraction”
Mar 3, 2018
“2 story building with a lot of history”
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418 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6629
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A small but beautifully presented museum that evokes the history of Port Townsend and one family. Perfectly sealed in a time capsule, this small museum tells the tale of the Rothschild family. Friendly staff and easy to find and park. Recommended.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A great quick visit into the pages of history, enjoy! Locals volunteer to man the place with a lot of historical antiques.

Thank Bennette S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Rothschild house is extremely interesting. It's not the NY Rothschilds you might be familiar with. It's a rather small house in uptown Port Townsend that's full of local history. The tours are self-guided with lots of information available. Worth your time.

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The museum is one of founders of Port Townsend. The view from the windows in the front of the houseis one of the best views of the whole area.

Thank Cherie E
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Interesting that someone so wealthy lived in such a tiny home. It is much larger than it looks from the outside.

Thank TravelingBl0ndie
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This charming home will take you back into Port Townsend's life and lifestyle in the 1860s. Wonderfully restored, and staffed by well-informed docents.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This house is a wonderfully preserved 1860's house with original furnishings and decorations. The kitchen is displayed as though the cook just left and the children's room has the games out as though they will be back soon. The view is gorgeous - a true...More

Thank Cherie B
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

My son (age 20) and I got in the last day of The Rosthschild House season and I am so glad we did. Incredible restoration of the Rosthchild family home with 90% of items in the home are original. The view from the front porch...More

1  Thank Andaguatemala
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The house has remained true to the time period and has many interesting details to see. Probably not as interesting to children to stay too long. There is also a walking tour of the neighborhood that begins at the house. It was a highlight with...More

1  Thank Mssweden
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the third of three small museums run by the Jefferson County Historical Society in Port Townsend. A small museum that shows a house like it would have looked in the very early 1900's. The tour does not take long, but if you talk...More

3  Thank craig t
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